Internet Safety

  • Keep your Computer in a family area

  • Monitor Children's Internet Use

  • Maintain a good Internet Filter

  • Bookmark Appropriate Sites

  • Never Share Personal Information Online

  • Keep your Social Networking Site(Facebook, Myspace, etc...) set to private

  • Never Meet Someone Face To Face That You Know Only From the Internet

The Internet is a valuable learning and communication tool. It is the goal of MCPS to ensure that our students can use the Internet in a safe and effective way. To acheive this goal the MCPS Technology Staff has compiled resources that will allow teachers, and parents to teach students how to avoid the dangers of cyberspace while effectively harnessing its power.


Cyberbullying is the use of electronic means by a minor to torment,threaten, harass, humiliate, embarrass or otherwise target another minor.

Cyberbullying Prevention Tips

Cyberbullying Response Tips for Educators

Cyberbullying Response Tips for Parents

Cell Phone Tips for Teens

Password Security Tips for Teens

Parent suggestions regarding Technology

If you, or someone you know, is being cyberbullied contact your local law enforcement agency or visit:


A can't miss story of the dangerous affects of Cyberbullying


Other Internet Safety Resources

Internet Safety Info and Activities

Internet Security The Easy Way

Disney's Phineas and Ferb Internet Safety

Kidzui- A kid friendly Internet Browser

Netsmartz Internet Safety Help Desk

Net Cetera Chatting with Kids

Onguard Online -tips from the federal government and technology industry on Internet Safety

Heads Up- Stop, Think, Click

Social Networking


Easy Guide To Facebook Privacy


How to Set Nintendo DSI Parent Controls

FBI-SOS Internet Safety Links

 Facebook for Educators


FOSI-Children's Bill of Rights for the Internet


FOSI-Safety Contract/Students and Parents